Hermès x Hiroshi SugimotoThursday, 05 April 2012
Sugimoto keeps a crystal prism in his studio, enabling an experimental observation allowing sunlight to rise each morning, passing through the prism, a world of color, projected as a shadow on the white walls of the workshop. It is this subtle light, patchy and ephemeral, captured by the Polaroids of the artist, which saw the inspiration behind the limited edition scarves.
The northern lights, as the scarves have been dubbed, will be exhibited at the Museum of World Cultures from 12 to 21 June 2012, during the contemporary art fair Art Basel.
The partnership is in honor of the third edition of the luxury label's Hermès Editeur project, which intertwines the world of fine arts and crafts with the realm of textiles.
Image: Hermes x Hiroshi Sugimoto